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Vitamin D conference in England - April 23-25 2014

Update Papers and Abstracts

Conference summary at Vitamin D Council May 2014

  • Dr. Carlos Camargo - risk of peanut or tree-nut allergy in childhood. u-shaped curve,
    See VitaminDWiki on u-shaped curves
  • Vieth - vitamin D doses no longer than one month apart
  • Dr. Cameron Grant RCT pregnancy: reduced # of children who were prescribed antibiotics

Multiple Sclerosis has strong associations with Vitamin D – London April 2014 was also presented there

Vitamin D and Human Health: From the Gamete to the Grave


This conference will bring together international experts in the vitamin D field to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest clinical evidence relating to the effects of vitamin D on human health throughout the life course.

Our meeting has two aims.
First, we will create a forum for clinical trialists, epidemiologists and health services researchers to meet and forge new collaborations, with the potential to advance the field by the establishment of new consortia for individual patient data meta-analysis.

Second, we will provide practicing clinicians, public health professionals, nutritionists and policy-makers with a state-of-the-art overview of the latest findings from clinical research in this rapidly evolving field to inform their day-to-day practice.

We anticipate that this event will attract a large international audience of vitamin D researchers and interested clinicians: our venue will accommodate 400 delegates.

Request for Abstracts Aug 31, 2013

Dear Colleague,
I am writing to let you know that registration for the London meeting on Vitamin D and Human Health is open, and that we are now accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentation.
All abstracts will be reviewed by the Programme Committee, and those ranked highest in terms of scientific merit, originality and interest to a clinical audience will be promoted for oral presentation.
The meeting will have a strong clinical focus, and priority will be given to abstracts which present data from clinical studies involving human subjects.
Abstracts submitted by trainees (i.e. undergraduates, PhD students, post-docs or clinical trainees) will be eligible to enter the competition for New Investigator Awards.
The number and value of these awards is dependent on our success in obtaining sponsorship, but we anticipate that several awards of £1,000 will be made.
The deadline for abstract submission, and for the early-bird discount on the registration fee, is 6th December 2013
Further details about the meeting, including the conference programme and social events, are available at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/vitamind/.
The abstract submission form can be downloaded from http://www.qmul.ac.uk/vitamind/files/113164.pdf.
You can register to attend the conference at http://eshop.qmul.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=34&catid=1&prodid=400.
The Programme Committee and I look forward to receiving your abstracts, and to seeing you in London next year.
Best wishes,
Adrian Martineau, on behalf of the Programme Committee:

Invited speakers who have confirmed their attendance as of June 2013

  • Prof. Carlos A. Camargo Jr, Harvard Medical School:
    Overview of large randomised trials of vitamin D supplementation.
  • Prof. Edward L. Giovannucci, Harvard School of Public Health:
    The continued value of observational studies of vitamin D and human health.
  • Prof. Nina G. Jablonski, Penn State University, Department of Anthropology:
    Vitamin D and human health: an evolutionary perspective.
  • Dr. Elina Hypponen, University College London, Institute of Child Health:
    Genetic determinants of vitamin D status and response to vitamin D supplementation.
  • Dr. Martin Blomberg Jensen, Rigshopitalet – Copenhagen University Hospital, Department of Growth and Reproduction:
    Vitamin D and fertility.
  • Prof. Cyrus Cooper, University of Southampton, Department of Medicine:
    Influence of maternal vitamin D status on obstetric outcomes and the foetal skeleton.
  • Dr. Darryl Eyles, University of Queensland, Department of Neurobiology:
    Maternal vitamin D status, neurodevelopment and adult neuropsychiatric health.
  • Dr. Matthias Wjst, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institute of Lung Biology and Disease:
    Vitamin D supplementation of newborns and risk of allergic sensitization.
  • Dr. Zulf Mughal, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Paediatric Bone Disorders:
    Vitamin D and child health.
  • Prof. Augusto A. Litonjua, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital:
    Vitamin D in the primary prevention of asthma.
  • Prof. Catherine M. Hawrylowicz, Kings College London, Department of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology:
    Vitamin D in the secondary prevention of asthma.
  • Prof. Wim Janssens, University Hospitals Leuven, Department of Pneumology:
    Vitamin D and COPD.
  • Dr. Adrian R. Martineau, Barts and the London School of Medicine, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health:
    Vitamin D and respiratory infection.
  • Prof. Wafaie W. Fawzi, Harvard School of Public Health:
    Vitamin D and HIV.
  • Prof. Maria O’Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Clinical Medicine:
    Vitamin D and inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Dr. Sreeram V. Ramagopalan, Barts and the London Medical School, Blizard Institue/University of Oxford, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics:
    Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis.
  • Prof. Robert P. Heaney, Creighton University, Department of Department of Medicine:
    Vitamin D and cancer.
  • Prof. Lesley E. Rhodes, University of Manchester, Institute of Inflammation and Repair:
    Vitamin D and the skin: risks and benefits of sun exposure.
  • Dr. John F. Aloia, Winthrop University Hospital, Bone Mineral Research Centre:
    Vitamin D and bone health.
  • Prof. Maurizio Cutolo, University of Genova, Department of Internal Medicine:
    Vitamin D and autoimmune rheumatic disease.
  • Prof. Robert Scragg, University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences:
    Vitamin D, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.
  • Prof. Rolf Jorde, University of Tromsø, Department of Internal Medicine:
    Vitamin D, diabetes mellitus and obesity.
  • Dr. David J. Llewellyn, University of Exeter, Public Health and Epidemiology Group:
    Vitamin D, cognition and dementia.
  • Prof. Reinhold Vieth, University of Toronto, Department of Nutritional Sciences:
    Pharmacology of vitamin D: dosing regimens and toxicity.
  • Dr. Richard Quinton, Newcastle University, Institute of Genetic Medicine:
    Assays of vitamin D status – when to test and when to treat.
  • Prof. Paul T. Lips, VU University Medical Center, Department of Endocrinology:
    Overview of global vitamin D status.
  • Prof. Kevin D. Cashman, University College Cork, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences:
    Vitamin D requirements and fortification.
  • Prof. Christopher J. Griffiths, Barts and the London Medical School, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health:
    Public knowledge of, and attitudes to, vitamin D supplementation and fortification.
  • Dr. Clifford Rosen, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Centre for Molecular Medicine:
    Synthesis of the evidence and future directions for research: a perspective from the USA.
  • Dr. Ann Prentice, Medical Research Council, Department of Human Nutrition Research:
    Synthesis of the evidence and future directions for research: a perspective from the UK.

See also VitaminDWiki

Vitamin D Conference in Norway just after the London Conference

Oslo April 28, 29
Confirmed speakers

  • Michael F. Holick (USA),
    Mysteries of vitamin D or anecdotes about vitamin D and health
    Vitamin D, neurocognitive functioning and immunocompetence
  • William B. Grant (USA),
    UVB, vitamin D and cancer,UVB;
    Vitamin D and autism;
    How to evaluate the conflicting results of various vitamin D studies
  • Reinhold Vieth (Canada),
    Relationship between vitamin D during perinatal development and health
    Comparison of vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 supplementation in raising serum 25(OH)D levels
  • Jörg Reichrath (Germany),
    The relevance of the vitamin D endocrine system for carcinogenesis and progression of skin cancer;
    UV exposure, vitamin D, and skin cancer:how much sun do we need?
  • Armin Zittermann (Germany),
    Preventive measures to improve vitamin D status
    Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease
  • Johan Moan (Norway)
    History of Vitamin D;
    The balance: vitamin D versus skin cancer

Papers might be published in a special issue on Vitamin D, sun and human health in the journal of Dermato-Endocrinology.
Registration fees: NOK 2000 ($300) - Registration before December 21th, NOK 2500 after
Powerpoint presentations - internet access is available
They invite all attendees to submit an abstract to publish in a special edition of Dermato-Endocrinology, on vitamin D, sun and health.
Abstracts must be original, unpublished work. 150-250 words?

Short url = http://is.gd/vitapril2014

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